Monday, November 21, 2016

Australia Galaxy Note 5 October Android security update N920IDVU3BPJ3

We've seen an update hitting on Australia's Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920I). The said update is bundled with October Android security patches to which came out as build version N920IDVU3BPJ3, an update to previous released build N920IDVU2BPG3. The Android security update is just a small Firmware Over the Air (FOTA) update and oftentimes it does not bring any noticeable changes nor any new features. This update includes all of the security patches as well as some other minor bugfixes to the device.

What’s  in the update version N920IDVU3BPJ3?

  • October Android Security Updates
  • Other global bug fixes, stability and performance improvements

Technical details :

Android version:6.0.1
Android security patch level:1 October 2016
Baseband version:N920IDVU3BPJ3
Kernel version:3.10.61-8848699 dpi@SWHD4003 #1 Wed Oct 19 2016
Build number:MMB29M. N920IDVU3BPJ3

This update is rolling out via Over-The-Air and or through Samsung Kies/ Samsung Smart Switch for PC. This is the 4th Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update landed on Australian Galaxy Note 5 users alone. The previous version was released way back in August and posses the Android security patch level of 1 August 2016, while this update bumped up to 1 October 2016. As you may notice there is a month gap between the two, as the September Android security update was missing. But considering that the October security patches has been applied, so it already covers both the month of September and October security patches.
Previous version:

Android version:6.0.1
Android security patch level:1 August 2016
Baseband version:N920IDVU2BPG3
Kernel version:3.10.61-8848699 dpi@SWHD4003 #1 Thu Jul 28 2016
Build number:MMB29K.N920IDVU2BPG3

The Android security patches is somewhat technical but all of the details the October Android security update were described at Android Security Bulletin. (

How to Update the Galaxy Note 5 via Over-The-Air (OTA)

The Over The Air (OTA) update requires you to connect your Galaxy Note 5 to a Wi-Fi network to avoid high data charges. Ensure that your device battery is recharged before performing the software  update. The phone must not have been rooted or otherwise the update may fail or it may cause a fatal error. You must fully unroot your Galaxy Note5 first before performing the software update.
  • From the device Home screen, simply touch Apps.
  • Touch the Settings (gear icon).
  • Touch the System tab.
  • Touch About device.
  • Touch Software update.
  • Touch Check for updates. It will then prompts you to the new software update.
  • Lastly, touch the Install button, then OK.